Beautifully curated, light, and simple meals are trending and that is a very good thing for meeting planners. Not only do these types of meals help attract attendees, but they are also very versatile and serve the overall agenda of the meeting well. From grab and go snacks that encourage mingling to locally sourced salads that energize and satisfy, your staff will enjoy every bite.
‘Tis the season — when stress is up and productivity is down. Everyone’s already packed calendars are overflowing with must-dos like kids’ holiday concerts and gift buying. Work must go on but with some careful planning and a sprinkle of understanding, your company atmosphere can inspire productivity through the holidays.
In business, one of your greatest investments is your employees. Your staff is the backbone, the vibe, and the voice of your business. When well taken care of, your crew will make your company shine.
When planning an offsite meeting, you should have high expectations and anticipate a significant return on your investment. But no matter how much you plan and schedule, if your team is not inspired, your results will likely be mediocre at best. If you are planning an offsite meeting, you need a venue that inspires creativity, sparks innovation, and triggers engagement.
Extracting the most value from a set meeting budget is an extraordinarily important task. Meetings and conferences are an organization’s chance to connect deeper, to inspire new ideas and projects, and to continue cultivating a powerful work culture. Suffice it say, wise meeting planners recognize the crucial task at hand and are open to new ideas on squeezing out more value.
Nestled deep within 1,900 acres of lush forested grounds surrounding a sparkling lake lies an idyllic retreat: Stonewall Resort. Considering the quick pace of our modern world, retreating to the sacred simplicity of Mother Earth is a welcome reprieve.
In life, there’s what we know to be true intuitively and then there’s scientific fact. When what we know to be true, intuitively, is further validated by scientific data, then it becomes utterly indisputable. The physical, mental, and emotional benefits of nature are indisputable. Scientific study after study has proven, throughout the past decade, what most humans already know to be true experientially: nature enhances overall wellbeing.
Being the only lakeside conference center in West Virginia has its perks. Just look out the window and you’ll see them:
Colleagues laughing among rolling mountains. Handshakes during hikes in lush forests. Connections made while cruising on a glistening lake.
More than just a beautiful backdrop for remarkable meetings and events, our tranquil surroundings are actually the secret to instilling your participants with more energy, stronger connections, and sky-high creativity.
Here in West Virginia ‘eating local’ is old news. Our families are made up of long-time locavores. We’ve been resourcefully thriving off our land for centuries, way long before ‘farm-to-fork’ was cool!
So, when it comes to customizing your group meeting experience, you’ll definitely want to dive into what the locals have to offer by way of cuisine. Appalachian cuisine is considered an undiscovered gem of American regional cooking. Let’s explore West Virginia through our flavors, textures, and recipes, so you can plan an event your guests will not soon forget.
Executive retreats are the Teslas of meetings.
They’re designed for a company’s C-suite, meaning the budget and the expectations are sky-high. These off-site team-building and strategy sessions are vital to building a strong, collaborative team dynamic that impacts the entire company, its employees and its future. So, planning one requires more than just a firm grasp on the logistics.
What’s the secret sauce behind planning an executive retreat that is both posh and productive?